When this ABC sitcom was renewed for a sixth season (despite low ratings), Constance Wu wasn’t exactly overjoyed about the news. Though the actress later stated that she still loves Fresh Off the Boat, the renewal meant that she had to pass on other projects that she had been excited about doing. Unless she is contractually obligated to make a seventh season, it seems likely that Wu wouldn’t want to continue with the show. Could the show continue without her? Will Fresh Off the Boat be cancelled or renewed for season seven? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
An ABC comedy, Fresh Off the Boat stars Randall Park, Constance Wu, Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler, Ian Chen, Lucille Soong, Chelsey Crisp, and Ray Wise. Set in the 1990s, the sitcom centers on teenager Eddie Huang (Yang), his parents Louis and Jessica (Park and Wu), brothers Emery (Wheeler) and Evan (Chen), and grandmother Jenny (Soong). The family moved from Chinatown in Washington DC to Orlando, Florida to open a cowboy-themed restaurant and pursue the American Dream. The Huang family assimilates into suburban life, in part thanks to the help of their neighbors Honey (Crisp) and Marvin Ellis (Wise).
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly in the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
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For comparisons: Season five of Fresh Off the Boat on ABC averaged a 0.61 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 3.03 million viewers.
Note: These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.
What do you think? Do you like the Fresh Off the Boat TV series on ABC? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a seventh season?